This photo was taken in early 1902, by a photographer named Decruz, for the TRAVANCORE STATE MANUAL as per the direction of
Dewan Bahudur V Nagam Aiya to show the vestments of a Syrian Christian Metropolitan.
This was the official publication of the erstwhile 'Government of Travancore' and was first published in 1906
Travancore State manual
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